Programming Model and Runtime Systems Researcher - 125363

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Programming Model and Runtime Systems Researcher - 125363

The Role:

AMD Research is an entrepreneurial research organization with a strong track record of driving research innovations into AMD products. We are a global leader in the development of the world’s most advanced high-performance computers (HPC), such as El Capitan, the world-leading 2 exaflop supercomputer.


We are looking for a researcher to drive our long-term vision for programming models and runtime systems in the next generation of high-performance computing devices. Does this describe you? If so, then join us!

The Person:

You love inventing and implementing new languages, APIs and abstractions to improve programmability, increase programmer efficiency and optimize performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze exciting future hardware architectures and design software abstractions to best exploit the new capabilities.
  • Define the programming abstractions for the next generation of high-performance computing accelerators.
  • Implement innovative software solutions and demonstrate their effectiveness on prototype hardware.
  • Drive the results of the research projects into product roadmaps.
  • Submit patentable inventions
  • Clearly communicate research results to academic, product and commercial audiences

Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of runtime systems and programming models.
  • Proven experience in API and software abstraction design and/or software runtime development.
  • Experience in ideation, evaluation, and optimization of a research project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong skills in C/C++ and GPU programming

Additional Experience Desired:

  • Deep knowledge of CPU, GPU and memory hardware architectures
  • Experience with the AMD ROCm software stack
  • Comfortable with low-level, assembly like programming

Academic Credentials:

  • PhD degree or equivalent accomplishments in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field


Santa Clara, CA; Austin, TX






Requisition Number: 125363 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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